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Galila's Staircase

  • Prize
    Jury's Favorite in Construction Product - Flooring & Concrete materials and structures
  • Company/Firm
    Xavier Lust Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Xavier Lust
  • Location
    Brussels
  • Project Date
    2019
  • Project Link

Sculptural staircase and guardrails
Commission : Galila's P.O.C. (Passion Obsession Collection), private museum in Brussels

Xavier Lust was commissioned the creation of a central piece in the main hall of Galila’s P.O.C. The result is a stunning staircase with rippling and flowing steps that look like endless waves. A coincidental nod to Galila’s name (“gal” means “wave” in Hebrew), connecting the first two floors of the building.

Galila bought her first contemporary artwork at the Armory Show in New York in 2005. Since then her collection of art by predominantly young artists has significantly grown. The intuitive collector does not limit herself to a specific medium but is primarily drawn to photography, video, drawings, works on paper, and object-based art, building her collection around thematic categories such as eyes, books, chairs, or concepts like recycling, amongst others. To make her art accessible to the public, she purchased an historic 1950s-era industrial building in Brussels’ Forest district. The rear of the renovated structure, completed in 2018, reveals an expansive exhibition space with a skylight, a stair designed by Xavier Lust and a mezzanine.

Bio
Xavier Lust created his own poetic language inspired by nature and materiality itself. His creations leave an impression of harmony, elegance and strength. Through his mastery of the material, Xavier has devised an innovative process of curving metal allowing his design to be inhabited by a unique energy. Each piece is a rare gem exhibiting the radical vision of the designer assisted by the expertise of the best manufacturers. The public discovered Xavier Lust through his industrial design for leading Italian brands before his, now immediately recognizable, limited edition Art design pieces.

Other prizes
Dec. 2016 Chicago, USA Good Design award by The Chicago Athenaeum – Confluence table - Pianca May 2016 New York, USA NYCxDesign Award – Confluence table - Pianca Juin 2014 Paris, France Confluence (Pianca) awarded MIAW : Muuuz International Awards 2014 in the Table category Sept 2009 Pesaro, Italy Sumo (Cerruti Baleri) is awarded Premio Dino Gavina 2008 Brussels, Belgium Flow (Indera) is awarded Henry van de Velde Label 2008 2008 Hamburg, Germany S-table (MDF Italia) awarded "SCHOENER-Wohnen-Neue-Klassiker" Apr. 2008 Milan, Italy Elle Decoration International Design Award (EDIDA) for S-table (MDF Italia) in the category Furniture. 2008 - Milan, Italy Pulchra. Le cose le piu belle del mondo Le Banc is selected as one of the 100 most beautiful pieces of the world. Oct. 2007 Milan, Italy S-table is nominated ‘100 Best Design’ by GIOIACASA Sept. 2004 Milan, Italy Special Mention for La Grande Table at the XXth Compasso D'oro Awards Jan. 2004 Chicago, USA PicNik (Extremis) awarded the Good Design award by The Chicago Athenaeum (Museum of Architecture and Design) 2004 - Milan, Italy Crédence selected by the OSSERVATORIO PERMANENTE PER IL DESIGN for the XXth Compasso D'oro Awards Dec. 2003 - Hannover, Germany. PicNik won the iF Award! Sept. 2003 Brussels, Belgium Xavier Lust prizewinner of the Henry van de Velde Award for Young Talent Sept. 2003 Brussels, Belgium PicNik nominated for Best Product the Henry van de Velde awards Sept. 2003 London, UK PicNik nominated for the FX awards Jan. 2003 Köln, Germany PicNik awarded First Prize in the Best Item category Interior Innovation Award 2003 at the Internationale Möbelmesse Jan. 2003 Paris, France PicNik awarded Les best of NOW! by the purchasers panel, Maison & Objet - Now! Design à vivre Mar. 2002 London, UK Le Banc awarded the best furniture design at the 13th Design week Awards May 2001 Belgium Le Banc wins first prize Le Vif - l'Express in the seating category